Why Do We Get Old and What Does This Have To Do with Cancer?

Dr. Norman “Ned” Sharpless will discuss the molecular biology of human aging. Particularly, he will discuss cellular defense mechanisms that prevent cancer, but in the performance of this beneficial function, cause us to grow old.

  • Why Do We Get Old and What Does This Have To Do with Cancer?
  • 2013-10-10T19:00:00-04:00
  • 2013-10-10T21:00:00-04:00
  • Dr. Norman “Ned” Sharpless will discuss the molecular biology of human aging. Particularly, he will discuss cellular defense mechanisms that prevent cancer, but in the performance of this beneficial function, cause us to grow old.
When Oct 10, 2013 from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM (US/Eastern / UTC-400)
Where The Friday Center
Contact Name
Contact Phone 919-962-2643
Web Visit external website
Add event to calendar iCal

Dr. Sharpless is a North Carolina native and graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill undergrad and School of Medicine.  He is trained as a medical oncologist, and runs a basic science lab in the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center in the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine.  He is the Wellcome Professor of Cancer Research and Director of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.